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Spotify is testing a cheaper plan that people can share

Spotify is testing a cheaper plan that people can share

Spotify is testing a subscription package for couples in Ireland, which annoyingly is called Premium Duo and not Premium Duet. At the moment, there's no word on if the test will expand to more areas, and of course, there's always the possibility that Spotify will decide that it doesn't want to offer Premium Duo on a large scale and kill it off before it gets an actual launch. The accounts are treated separately, allowing you both to listen to the music you prefer.

If you're now subscribed to a Spotify family plan that only has two users, it may not be long before you have a new monthly option.

The idea behind Spotify Premium Duo is pretty simple: it's essentially a monthly Premium subscription that's shared between you and your significant other.

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Premium Duo, which also lets users share their entire libraries of saved tracks, is now being tested in Colombia, Chile, Denmark, Ireland, and Poland. $14) a month. It's ideal for couples and roommates, who would normally have to pay $19.98 a month for two accounts. People who already have a premium subscription can switch plans via their account settings. If you choose, you can share your playlists with your partner, or keep them private. Basically, it's similar to Spotify's Discovery Weekly playlist where you get one mix for both subscribers that supposedly should fit both your tastes.

Signing up to Duo is as simple as inviting a person you live with to join by sending them a message or email.

In a statement to Engadget, a Spotify spokesperson said: "The pilot for Premium Duo is part of Spotify's commitment to continuously explore new ways to improve the Premium experience".